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Bisexual Couch

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Bisexual Couch refers to a loveseat made by IKEA Canada as part of an LGBTQ+-themed furniture campaign during June of 2021. While IKEA released ten couches inspired by the pride flags of multiple sexualities, the internet's attention was drawn to the "bisexual couch" which featured the words, "When you change OR to AND, nobody believes you." Though the phrase was intended to be relatable to bisexuals' struggle to convince others of their sexuality, it was joked about online for reading like a judgmental indictment of bisexuality, while others mocked the couch's design in general.

Origin

On June 28th, 2021, IKEA Canada released ten loveseats inspired by pride flags of various sexualities.[1] That day, Twitter user @mayamona_[2] posted a screenshot of the loveseats, saying, "The Ikea pride collection is so insanely cool???" (shown below). The post gained over 18,000 retweets, 22,000 quote-tweets, and 143,000 likes.


fairy @mayamona_ ... The Ikea pride collection is so insanely cool??? (KEA LOVE SEATS 10 loveseats inspired by different Pride flags INSPIRED BY THE 25PIRIT FLAG INSPIRED BY THE ASEXUAL FLAG Rpogou OR AND believesyou en you change INSPIRED BY THE TRANSGENDER FLAG INSPIRED BY THE BISEXUAL FLAG INSPIRED BY THE LESBIAN FLAG INSPIRED BY THE PROGRESS FLAG INSPIRED BY THE PANSEXUAL FLAG INSPIRED BY THE TRANSGENDER FLAG INSPIRED BY THE NONBINARY FLAG INSPIRED BY THE GENDERFLUID FLAG 3:28 PM ยท Jun 28, 2021 ยท Twitter for Android

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Quickly, Twitter users' eyes were drawn to the loveseat inspired by the bisexual flag, which featured the words "When you change OR to AND, nobody believes you." Several users commented the phrase seemed more biphobic than bi-positive. User @jaynooch[3] tweeted, "I dare you to think of anything funnier you could put on a bi themed couch than 'nobody believes you,'" gaining over 5,100 retweets and 57,000 likes (shown below, left). User @smoreyellow[4] tweeted, "come on down to the ikea warehouse to purchase your very own biphobic couch so that you too can live with a constant, overbearing reminder that ๐—ก ๐—ข ๐—• ๐—ข ๐—— ๐—ฌ ๐—• ๐—˜ ๐—Ÿ ๐—œ ๐—˜ ๐—ฉ ๐—˜ ๐—ฆ ๐—ฌ ๐—ข ๐—จ" (shown below, right).


honest jabe @jaynooch I dare you to think of anything funnier you could put on a bi themed couch than "nobody believes you" fairy @mayamona_ ยท Jun 28 The Ikea pride collection is so insanely cool??? Show this thread (KEA LOVE SEATS I 10 loveseats inspired by different Pride flags INSPIRED BY THE 2SPIRIT FLAG Ser you change Apogรณu OR AND believesyau INSPIRED BY THE TRANSGENDER FLAG INSPIRED BY THE BISEXUAL FLAG INSPIRED BY THE LESBIAN FLAG INSPIRED BY THE PANSEXUAL FLAG INSPIRED BY THE TRANSGENDER FLAG INSPIRED BY THE NONBINARY FLAG IN

The quote comes from a Twitter user named Brian, @braino_draino[5] on Twitter, who explained that the phrase was "from a poem I wrote in high school about bisexual erasure I experienced from an ex-partner and othersโ€ฆ for those confused by the excerpt from the poem, the original full line is 'itโ€™s okay to love boys or girls, but when you change โ€˜orโ€™ to โ€˜andโ€™, nobody believes you.'"


bisexual couch guy brian @braino_drano ... Hey everyone, l'd love to explain the NOBODY BELIEVES YOU love seat! The line "when you change 'or' to 'and', nobody believes you" is from a poem I wrote in high school about bisexual erasure I experienced from an ex-partner and others. 1/2 This loveseat was inspired by Brian's story and the colours of the Bisexual Pride flag. It was designed and created by Charlotte Carbone. body vesyouk when you OR

Others mocked the couch's design by using it as an exploitable. User @fivepoisonskid[6] edited the couch to include Shinji from Neon Genesis Evangelion, gaining over 6,300 retweets and 38,000 likes (shown below, left). User @wonderpetsfan1[7] edited the photo to look like the couch belonged in a horror film, gaining over 280 retweets and 1,700 likes (shown below, right).


nobody believes you nobody believesyo

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alex @alex_abads therapist: the bisexual ikea couch isn't real it can't hurt you the bisexual ikea couch: nobody POR*AND belicveS you wher you change 12:16 PM ยท Jun 29, 2021 ยท Twitter Web App ot d tom @YuckyTom i shoulda never smoked that s--- now i'm on the bisexual pride couch from ikea HEORT LESS nobody believes you 9:56 PM ยท Jun 29, 2021 ยท Twitter for iPhone cj @cj_is_online I present you the real bisexual pride couch: 5:33 PM ยท Jun 29, 2021 ยท Twitter for iPhone JOANNA NEWSOM AYM HAVE ONE ON ME paramore ill we know is falling Sher you change E nobody yobody OR AND believesyou R.L. STINE Goosebumps THE BISEXUAL COUCH of FEAR STREET nobody OR AND beieves you uhen you change There's like, a lot of hands on this couch right? MSCHOLASTIC

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External References

[1] IKEA Canada โ€“ Love Seats

[2] Twitter โ€“ mayamona_

[3] Twitter โ€“ @jaynooch

[4] Twitter โ€“ smoreyellow

[5] Twitter โ€“ braino_draino

[6] Twitter โ€“ fivepoisonskid

[7] Twitter โ€“ wonderpetsfan1

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